Latest Mark Zuckerberg talking point about 3D printing guns just dropped… pic.twitter.com/hxQ6rXO2tw
— Whoa! Shut It Down (@rightsofrefusal) June 9, 2023
‘What is the most productive answer to a question?’ You know, there was one case study that I was reviewing with the team is, someone asked, ‘Can you explain to me how to 3D print a gun?’ And one proposed response is, like, ‘No, I can’t talk about that.’ Just basically it’s like shut it down immediately, which is some of what you see. It’s like, ‘As a large language model, I’m not allowed to talk about…whatever.’
But there’s another response which is like, hey, ‘You know, I don’t think that’s a good idea. And in a lot of countries, including the US, 3D printing guns are illegal’ or kind of whatever the factual thing is.
I’m like, OK, that’s actually a respectful and informative answer and I may not have known that specific thing. So there are different ways to handle this that I think, kind of, you can either assume good intent. Like maybe the person didn’t know and I’m going to help educate them. Or you could kind of come at it like, ‘No, I need to shut this thing down immediately.’ Right, it’s like ‘I’m not gonna talk about this.’
— Mark Zuckerberg via Twitter